Our youth and children’s programmes wouldn’t run without the help of volunteers and we want to thank everyone who gives of their time to help in their various roles. The organisations are off at the moment for the Summer break but we think this is a good time to express our need for more helpers in various groups. A few of our young who play a big role in Unlabelled, Unique and E.P.I.C (our youth programmes) are heading off to university come September which will leave us quite short for leaders. We urge that you take time to think and pray before you make a decision but if you would be interested in volunteering with our young people either on a rota basis or a year commitment please speak to Aimee Gibson.

aimee@lambegparish.co.uk   OR  07999649180 

Daily Prayer

 Find a quiet place and time each day

 Ask God to help you understand His Word

 Read and think about a Bible passage (perhaps using the notes of Sunday’s sermons or using Bible reading notes)

 Pray about what you’ve read for yourself

 Pray about what you’ve read for others

 Pray about other concerns, including Lambeg parish activities and events mentioned in this edition of ‘The Link’.


Holy Baptism

Baptisms are arranged for the second Sunday of each month.  Parents seeking baptism for their children or adults seeking baptism must contact the Rector.  No definite arrangements can be made for baptism until parents and those seeking baptism have completed a baptismal course with the Rector. Please contact the Rector for further details.

9.45 a.m.

Holy Communion (page 180)      Preacher: Rector

10.45 a.m.

Harvest Service  (p. 101)  Preacher: Rev. Robert Smyth

 & Sunday School   

  First Reading: Leviticus 23:33-43 (p.127)

 Second Reading: John 7:37-39 (p.1072)

12.00 noon

  Service of the Word         Preacher: Rev. Robert Smyth

 & Sunday School

  In the Hilden Centre


6.30 p.m.

Harvest Evening Prayer    Preacher: Rev. Robert Smyth

  First Reading: Psalm 37:1-11 (p.563)

  Second Reading: John 7:40-52 (p.1073)

Sunday 20th October 2019

Thank God

for the life and witness of Lambeg Church and the Hilden Centre  

God’s generous provision for the ministry


PRAY for

the Rector and Aimee and all in leadership

the Sunday services - the worship and teaching. 

the elderly and housebound -

those who visit hem

those who have been bereaved, the ill and those facing difficult situations

Craig, Georgie, Noah and Bethany serving in St. Luke’s, Bath

Activities for Week commencing 21st  October 2019

Gift Aid

Churches are able to claim a refund of £0.25 from the Inland Revenue for every £1 a tax-paying parishioner gives to the church.  

Currently, the vestry estimates that we are missing out on a possible extra £5000 because not everyone who qualifies for Gift Aid has signed up to it.

If you are unsure whether or not you qualify, or are already signed up, or simply want to find out more information, please lift a Gift Aid form from the back of church and contact our treasurer.

Further details can also be found inside the 2016 Financial Report

Gift Aid Coordinator

At the last meeting of the Select Vestry, Elizabeth McBurney was appointed as the Parish Gift Aid Coordinator to assist the Honorary Treasurer, Angela Sloan, in the administration of the Gift Aid Scheme.  Liz will be seeking to expand the number of people who are eligible to gift aid their contributions to their Free Will Offerings.  If you are a tax payer not already signed up then Liz or Angela are the persons to speak to.

17th Sunday after Trinity

Monday 21
st October 2019

8.00 p.m. Bowls      (Church Hall)

 New members & beginners welcome

Tuesday 22nd October 2019

10.00 a.m. Mums & Tots                    (Hilden Centre)

7.00 – 8.30 p.m   Unlabelled Youth Club (Yr 8+)         (Hilden Centre)

Wednesday 23rd October 2019

9.30 a.m. Work Party  

7.00 p.m. Girls’ Brigade               (Church Halls)

 Juniors (P5 to P7) 7.00- 8.30 pm

 Seniors (Yr 8 to Yr 10) 7.00 – 8.30 pm

 Brigaders (Yr 11 plus) 7.30 – 9.00 pm

Thursday 24th October 2019

10.00 a.m. Open House            (Hilden Centre)

Church Lads Brigade             (Hilden Centre)

6.45 - 7.30pm Martins (P1-P2)
7.00 - 8.00pm Yteam (P3-P6)

7.30 -8.30pm  JTC (P7-Y9) 

7.30 p.m. Choir Practice           (Choir Robbing Room)

Saturday 26th October 2019

10.00 a.m.- 12.00 Girls Brigade           (Church Halls)

 For under 5’s & Explorers

Monday: Read Psalm 120.  Here is the picture of a believer living in a hostile world and who knows the Lord answers him in his distress.  Whatever difficulty we are going through, the Lord knows and will answer.  Leave all your burdens and anxieties with him.

Tuesday: Read Psalm 121. Here is the picture of a believer on his journey to the city of God, Jerusalem.  We are pilgrims on a journey to the heavenly city.  Along the way, we might many difficulties, but the Lord watches over us.  Pray for Christians who are persecuted.

Wednesday: Read Psalm 122.  Here is the picture of the Old Testament believer having arrived at the City of God, where the King dwells; where the Temple is; and where all the tribes live in unity and peace.  It’s a picture of heaven.  Praise God for our heavenly home.

Thursday: Read Psalm 125. Look at the security that God gives to believers (vv.1-2).  Pray for God’s church in the world and especially its task to bring Good News to the whole world.  Pray that through the Church & mission agencies, many may come to know security in Christ

Friday:  Read Psalm 130.  Here is the believer, hungering and thirsting for more of God. Pray for yourself and others that we might grow in the knowledge and love of the Lord.  Pray that our parishioners will be a learning, loving, worshipping, and witnessing community.

Next Sunday 27th October 2019

Reformation Sunday

10.45 a.m. Morning Prayer

  Sunday School


12.00 noon Harvest Service

 & Harvest Lunch     Hilden Centre

6.30 p.m. Holy Communion

      (with Lambeg Men’s Group)

Mens Society  Table Quiz

In the Church Hall

Friday 8th November 7.45 p.m.

£6 (including light supper)


Please remember that we are supporting Church Army’s ‘Baby Basics’ programme for single mums on the Shankhill Road, Belfast.  See our last magazine for details of what’s needed.  We are asked by the Church Army to support them through the month of October each year.  You can leave the Baby Basic gifts at the back of the church.

This year, instead of a Gift Day in November, our Harvest is acting as the Gift Day.  Please remember that all things come of God and of his own, we simply give him back for the work of the Gospel in this parish

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